Top 10 Best Brookings County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 18 public schools serving 4,734 students in Brookings County, SD (there are 4 private schools, serving 251 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in Brookings County, SD are educated in public schools (compared to the SD state average of 91%).
The top ranked public schools in Brookings County, SD are Sioux Valley High School - 01, Dakota Prairie Elementary - 07 and Newdale Colony Elementary - 04. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Brookings County, SD public schools have an average math proficiency score of 41% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 43%), and reading proficiency score of 51% (versus the 52% statewide average). Schools in Brookings County have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of South Dakota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the South Dakota public school average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Best Brookings County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sioux Valley High School - 01
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
200 Hansina Ave
Volga, SD 57071
(605) 627-5657
Grades: 9-12
| 197 students
Rank: #22.
Dakota Prairie Elementary - 07
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
111 26th St S
Brookings, SD 57006
(605) 696-4900
Grades: K-3
| 426 students
Rank: #33.
Newdale Colony Elementary - 04
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
21336 484th Ave
Elkton, SD 57026
(605) 542-2541
Grades: K-8
| 23 students
Rank: #44.
Brookings High School - 01
Math: 48% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
530 Elm Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
(605) 696-4100
Grades: 9-12
| 999 students
Rank: #55.
Medary Elementary - 05
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
718 5th St S
Brookings, SD 57006
(605) 696-4300
Grades: K-3
| 328 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Red Willow Colony School - 09
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
20019 474th Ave
White, SD 57275
(605) 629-1152
Grades: K-8
| 21 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Rolland Colony Elementary - 05
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
48088 210th St
White, SD 57276
(605) 542-2541
Grades: K-8
| 15 students
Rank: #88.
Sioux Valley Middle School - 04
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
200 Hansina Ave
Volga, SD 57071
(605) 627-5657
Grades: 6-8
| 171 students
Rank: #99.
Hillcrest Elementary - 04
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
304 15th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
(605) 696-4600
Grades: K-3
| 304 students
Rank: #1010.
Camelot Intermediate - 06
Math: 35% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1401 15th St S
Brookings, SD 57006
(605) 696-4400
Grades: 4-5
| 541 students
Rank: #1111.
Elkton Jr. High - 03
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
508 Buffalo St
Elkton, SD 57026
(605) 542-2541
Grades: 7-8
| 65 students
Rank: #1212.
George S. Mickelson Middle School - 02
Math: 40% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1801 12th St S
Brookings, SD 57006
(605) 696-4500
Grades: 6-8
| 796 students
Rank: #1313.
Sioux Valley Elementary - 02
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
200 Hansina Ave
Volga, SD 57071
(605) 627-5657
Grades: K-5
| 322 students
Rank: #1414.
Deubrook High School - 01
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
100 School Ave
White, SD 57276
(605) 629-1114
Grades: 9-12
| 110 students
Rank: #1515.
Deubrook Jr. High - 02
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
100 School Ave
White, SD 57276
(605) 629-1114
Grades: 7-8
| 66 students
Rank: #1616.
Elkton Elementary - 02
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
508 Buffalo St
Elkton, SD 57026
(605) 542-2541
Grades: PK-6
| 204 students
Rank: #1717.
Norfeld Colony Elementary - 07
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
20426 482nd Ave
White, SD 57276
(605) 794-1152
Grades: K-8
| 23 students
Rank: n/an/a
Elkton High School - 01
Reading: 40-59%
508 Buffalo St
Elkton, SD 57026
(605) 542-2541
Grades: 9-12
| 123 students
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Brookings County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
521 4th St
Brookings, SD 57006
(605) 696-4400
Grades: PK-5
| 273 students
700 Elm Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
(605) 696-4754
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
700 Elm Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
(605) 696-4757
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Brookings County, SD?
The top ranked public schools in Brookings County, SD include Sioux Valley High School - 01, Dakota Prairie Elementary - 07 and Newdale Colony Elementary - 04.
How many public schools are located in Brookings County, SD?
18 public schools are located in Brookings County, SD.
What percentage of students in Brookings County, SD go to public school?
95% of all K-12 students in Brookings County, SD are educated in public schools (compared to the SD state average of 91%).
What is the racial composition of students in Brookings County, SD?
Brookings County, SD public schools minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the South Dakota public schools average of 31% (majority American Indian).

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